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Doodling, sketching, having fun ...

... a new, monthly feature, hopefully using readers'
scribbles

from Don Norris



I'm Don Norris. Most of our readers will recognize the name since I've been writing for the Melrose Mirror for twenty years -- and supplying a fair share of the art used to decorate our stories. The piece above is a sample ...

What I want is for our readers to send in samples of their art -- preferably photos of your work -- so we don't get into high finances here.

It doesn't have to be super stuff -- sketches, drawings, doodles will do.

Although I've been an amateur artist all my life, I'm not in it for money -- I don't think I've sold more that five paintings over the past 85 years. I'm talking about
sketches  we've done, doodles, characters, scenics ... For example, I'll submit stuff from a half dozen sketch books (if I can find them) -- art such as you see above -- which was done on a ten-day wandering trip through northern New England some 30 years ago. I had petitioned the city's new art coumcil for a couple of hundred bucks to paint in plein aire.

If you have a flair for art, here's a chance to see what it looks like on the internet, in the Melrose Mirror. There are no fees or expenses, no prizes -- just art that you think the public would appreciate.

So if you have some art you'd like to see published in the Mirror, you can send a printed copy (please, not the original) to us, The Melrose Mirror, 235 West Foster Street, Melrose, MA 02176. Remember, no originals -- photo copies or (better yet) email us a copy. Hopefully, it will appear in the next monthly edition of the Melrose Mirror.


Don Norris, one of six editors, Melrose Mirror.

February 5, 2016


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